Courtney shares about attending Champions for Change Summit in 2019

Words can’t describe the total shock and awe I felt at the Champions for Change Summit I attended on behalf of the HER Foundation, October 18-20, 2019. For years, I believed that women were either sick like me, specifically with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), or that they must have had a wonderful pregnancy. My time at the Summit…

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Treating PTSD after HG

Just like with any trauma, the severity of impact depends on how the individual person experiences HG and any prior history of trauma. This is why preventative care, such as accurate education and support, can make the difference between a woman (or caregiver) resolving and integrating their traumatic experience or developing PTSD (or Complex PTSD)…

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HG Truths: HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism

When two things don’t mix well… A memoir about HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Nikki Reaching a diagnosis of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) was a long journey for us, but as Thomas Fuller put it, “A disease known is half cured.” We went through three difficult pregnancies with the usual runaround of “its morning sickness,” “it…

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New HG Tools!

In honor of HG Awareness Month, we are launching a new Patient Treatment Brochure and have expanded our HG treatment algorithm. Mothers struggling with HG can now find all the essential information on managing HG in a single, printable brochure. It’s a perfect reference for medications and HER resources. Clinicians now can find not only…

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World Preeclampsia Day

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is characterized by severe and persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Even though not well understood, there are some signs that there is a relationship between HG and preeclampsia. Women with one are more likely to have the other. In one study in England, researchers found that women with HG were slightly…

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Takiyah’s HG Truth

I was first diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) in 2007-2008 with my first pregnancy. Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the resources I do now or the knowledge of what to expect. Due to HG and ptyalism, I couldn’t keep food nor water down. I suffered from heart palpitations throughout the pregnancy due to a heart…

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Kierstan’s HG Truths

I have been sick in all four of my pregnancies, and my first two ended in first trimester miscarriages. I got pregnant with my first daughter in 2017 and was sick days after conception. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t feeling well and ended up taking a test at 4.5 weeks. I just kept getting…

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Global HG Chats on Zoom

HER is hosting HG Chats on every continent (except Antarctica). We want HG survivors to have an opportunity to talk, connect, and feel heard. You are welcome to join any of these.

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Help Eliminate Preventable Complications of HG

Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)* is not morning sickness. HG is a serious medical condition with a far-reaching impact that can last, not just for the term of a pregnancy, but for the remaining lives of mother and child(ren). Mothers can suffer from include neurological disorders, gastrointestinal damage, malnutrition and dehydration, and even organ failure. Children can…

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The vomiting won’t stop. When to call a health professional.

Call a health professional if any of the following occur: Abdominal pain, bleeding, or cramping Difficulty thinking or focusing Difficulty walking or talking Extreme fatigue and very low energy Little if any food or fluids stay down for 24+ hours Little saliva and a dry mouth Moderate or severe headache and/or fever Muscular weakness or…

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